Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

Report on 2023 Digital Commons Conference

by Sue Espe BBA, MLIS, AHIP-D The Digital Commons North American Conference 2023 held in Miami, Florida on October 9 – 10th was attended by repository administrators from varying institutions around the country. Attendees gathered together to listen to speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators who delved into future initiatives, passed on best practices, shared their […]

MLA/SLA ’23: Presentations by MLGSCA Members and Evening Socials

Join your colleagues for virtual and in-person sessions and some socializing at this year’s MLA/SLA Annual conference. Virtual Title: Learning from each other: Results from the first year of a peer-reviewed literature searching project. Carrie Grinstead, Danielle Linden, Heather Martin (PNCMLA) Session: Virtual Papers 2 Date: Wednesday May 17, 2023 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 PM (don’t have […]

Spring Virtual Symposium

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MLA Annual Meeting Report from Carrie Grinstead

My first MLA meeting was an amazing experience. At the New Members/First-Time Attendees Breakfast on Sunday morning, MJ Tooey presented the Medical Library Association as the “professional home” for health science librarians. The meeting absolutely helped me feel more at home in MLA, and it increased my love for the medical library profession. The First-Time […]

MLGSCA Spring 2017 Professional Development Awardee Andrea Harrow’s Attendance at MLA 2017

Andrea Harrow was one of MLGSCA’s Spring 2017 Professional Development Awardees (see As an awardee of our Professional Development Award, she was required to provide a 500-word summary on her professional development activity for our blog. The following is her summary of her attendance at the Medical Library Association 2017: MLA2017 – the Reprise:  […]

MLA 2016

Thank you MLGCSA for the wonderful opportunity to attend the 2016 MLA annual meeting in Toronto.  It exceeded all my expectations.  Because MLGSCA was able to provide me with funds to attend, I had a much easier time of requesting funds from my company, Fortis College, to cover the rest of the expenses. Some of […]

Society of Teachers for Family Medicine Conference

Tiffany Moxham received the MLGSCA Professional Development Award. Interested to see how she used it? Here is her account: The MLGSCA professional development grant allowed me to present at the Society of Teacher’s for Family Medicine’s [STFM] Medical Student Education conference in Phoenix.   My topic, “Librarian outreach to support retention and reward of community preceptors” garnished […]

2016 Joint Meeting Report

I want to thank the MLGSCA Awards Committee for selecting me for the Professional Development Award. It was used for the 2016 Joint Meeting at Stanford University. Many of you may know that I was the registration co-chair of the Joint Meeting along with Nita Mailander.  I recommended using Wild Apricot for membership and conference […]

Submit your poster or paper abstract for Joint Meeting 2016!

The 2016 NCNMLG & MLGSCA Joint Chapter Meeting Planning Committee is soliciting submissions for contributed papers, lightening talks, and posters for the upcoming meeting “In Tune with the Future through Vision, Visibility and Partnership” at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, CA, January 20 – 23, 2016. You can find more specific information on the NCNMLG website: […]

My Experience at MLA Austin

This year the MLGSCA professional scholarship award gave me the chance to experience firsthand the conference that is dedicated specifically for librarians in the Medical profession. I had heard many interesting stories and adventures from my mentor, Lisa Marks, and now I could fully take it in. While not a new comer to Library conferences, […]

Joint Meeting 2016 website live!

The 2016 Joint Meeting website is now live! Check back regularly for speakers and presenters, events, posters and papers, registration information and more!

Report from the Quint Chapter Meeting

This year’s Joint Meeting was a great success. It had excellent speakers and programs. Dr. Claire Pomeroy was the first plenary speaker and spoke about how to create a healthier world by addressing the social determinants of health. She said that we have a value problem in health, that there is a disconnect between cost […]

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